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Noah Webster

Noah Webster Jr. was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His "Blue-backed Speller" books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read. Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first... Read More

BornNoah Webster Jr.
October 16, 1758
Western Reserve of Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British America
DiedMay 28, 1843 (aged 84)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationLexicographer, Author, Connecticut state representative
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